Stellar Materials acquired its leading product distributor, the Thermbond Refractory Group of John Zink Co. LLC.

Stellar Materials (Delray Beach, Fla.; www.thermbond.com) acquired its leading product distributor, the Thermbond Refractory Group of John Zink Co. LLC. The acquisition allows Stellar to expand its business domestically and internationally. As part of the acquisition, personnel appointments at Stellar Materials include: Tom Atkins will become the director of worldwide sales and marketing, Marcel Grootveld, based in Rotterdam, will become director of sales for Europe and the Middle East. Ted Hagberg, based in Houston, will become director of sales for the southern region and Hydrocarbon Processing Industries. Jens Decker, based in Frankfurt, will become director of technical services. In addition, sales and sales manager positions were retained in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Arizona, France, Texas, Florida and Louisiana. Engineering and Installation Services personnel remain located in New York, Texas and Germany.